JoAnn Turovsky is principal harp with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, LA Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale. JoAnn is also the professor of harp at USC’s Thornton School of Music, The Colburn School Conservatory of Music and The Colburn School of Performing Arts. Summer finds her on the faculty of the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.
JoAnn has won numerous awards for both her solo and chamber repertoire interpretations. These include first prize in the American Harp Society National Competition Young Professional Division; first prize in the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition; and a prize at the 5th International Harp Competition in Jerusalem, Israel. In addition, she has received many local awards from Mu Phi Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Iota, the Etude Music Club and the Young Musicians Foundation. She serves as chairman of the American Harp Society National Competition.
JoAnn appears frequently as soloist with musical organizations and is busy in the motion picture industry. Notably, she was a featured soloist on the soundtrack for Angela’s Ashes by John Williams. You can also hear JoAnn on the motion picture soundtracks for Avatar, Sex and the City 2, Toy Story 3, Tinker Bell, The Karate Kid, Wreck it Ralph and most recently Monsters University and the TV show Da Vinci’s Demons.
Her spare time is happily devoted to chasing after her dog Reggie and desperately trying to curry the favor of her two cats.
JoAnn joined LACO in 1989.